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March-April 2010 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from March and April 2010.

April 2010


Grad Student Samuel Sennott Co-Develops iPhone Application That Allows Communicatively Disabled People to “Speak”

Sennott and software expert David Niemeijer developed Proloquo2Go, a hip new application that runs on portable hand-held devices.

Vocational Development Needs of People Living with HIV/AIDS is Focus of Conyers Research

Liza Conyers and her associates collected data from more than 2,500 respondents to help address the employment barriers that face people who are living with HIV/AIDS.

$2.4 Million Commitment from Alumna to Foster Innovative Thinking

College of Education alumna Paula Donson has pledged $2.4 million to the College to support graduate students in the Department of Education Policy Studies. It is the largest gift ever made to the College.

College of Education Students Present Research Findings at Capitol

Two College of Education undergraduates studying special education recently represented Penn State University Park when they presented their research findings at the state capitol in Harrisburg.

Allie Rothenberger Named Spring 2010 Student Marshal for College of Education

Rothenberger, an Elementary and Kindergarten Education major, will be recognized at the Spring 2010 commencement ceremony.

American Indian Leadership Program Student Profile: Bernie Chimoni

As the AILP celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are examining the impact of the program by profiling some of the people whose life AILP has changed.

Semali, Morais Share International Achievement Award

The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award recognizes faculty and staff members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of the University.

Cycle-Thon is Tomorrow, Benefits the SCOPE Program

The College of Education's Cycle-Thon is this tomorrow. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in Sunset Park. Proceeds benefit high school students in historically underrepresented groups via the SCOPE program.

David Baker Elected to Lead Comparative and International Education Society

Baker will serve as the Society's president in 2012-13.

Regional Forums Highlight REL Mid-Atlantic Activities in Pennsylvania

To provide technical assistance for education professionals in a five-state area, the Regional Educational Lab Mid-Atlantic has scheduled several forums free of charge.

Evensen Research Looks at Case Reading and Reasoning Skills of Law Students

Researchers tested a series of hypotheses that predicted performance on a case reading and reasoning tool and the Law School Admission Test.

Learning Sciences Pioneer Allan Collins to Deliver Waterbury Lecture

Collins, a leading scholars in the field of Learning Sciences, will deliver a talk titled "Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology" April 19 at 11:30 a.m. in 113 IST Building.

CREC Announces Smethport Area School District as Winner of Rural Award

The Building Community through Rural Education Award recognizes a rural school district in Pennsylvania that distinguishes itself through innovative practices.

Niles and Colleagues Produce Two New Books on Professional Counseling

The books aim to prepare counselors, counseling psychologists, counselor educators, and human service professionals to practice in various societal settings.


March 2010


CSHE Receives Grant to Evaluate NSF Program for Veterans to Study Engineering

Donald Heller and Robert Hendrickson are co-principal investigators of the project aimed at helping military veterans who want to return to college to pursue science and engineering degrees.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Edson to Speak April 5

Notwithstanding her high accomplishment as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Edson has chosen teaching to be her primary vocation. She currently teaches in Atlanta.

Niles Co-Edits Book on Professional Counseling

JoLynn Carney, James Herbert, and Brandon Hunt contributed to this comprehensive, 17-chapter introduction to the counseling profession.

Carr-Chellman Named Department Head of Learning and Performance Systems

Carr-Chellman's three-year term begins July 1, 2010. She succeeds Edgar Farmer in that capacity.

Upcoming Penn State Institute Offers a Retreat for Teachers Who Want to Write

Teachers aspiring to write about teaching and life in schools are encouraged to register for the Institute in Professional Writing for Teachers, scheduled June 21–25.  

Reading Camp for Elementary School Students to be Held in July

The Penn State Reading Camp is designed for reluctant readers and those who are experiencing some challenges in developing their literacy.

New Faculty and Staff

Here's a quick introduction to the people who have joined the College of Education since the last issue of the College's electronic newsletter, Connections.  

LifeLink PSU Students Sacrifice Vacation In Order to Help Suffering Haitians

In a gesture of admirable selflessness, a group of State College Area School District special education students have decided to donate class trip funds to earthquake relief and rebuilding in Haiti. 

Academy for Career and Tech Ed Administrators Announced

The Professional Personnel Development Center (PPDC) in the College of Education will hold its annual Penn State Directors’ Academy March 22 and 23, 2010.

Managing Your Classroom Effectively” - New Three-Part Series Available Online in March

The EdLion Program of the Penn State College of Education will be offering in March 2010 a new three-part series of online presentations on "Managing Your Classroom Effectively."